Ausritter may not be the largest of the four kingdoms, but it makes up for its size in military power. Originally, this kingdom was based on an order of knights meant to protect a church, but when a more radical knight came into power, he climbed to the top and eventually declared himself king. At the time, the people had distanced from the church and, even today it does not play as large a role in society as it had. This kingdom gathers its name from its past though as “Ausritter” translates roughly to “from Knights”. The people here are rather proud of their history and all are rather dedicated to those of the crown, the descendants of the first king. Every ruler of this kingdom has played a major part in its army.
Disir, being the island that it is, has always been rather isolated from the other four kingdoms. However, it is in no way behind in the technology. The coal deposits there made for an excellent fuel source and despite its small size, Disir has a large population perfect for production in factories. As an island, this kingdom has been forced to make a rather powerful armada in case of attack. Thousands of ships go out of their docks every day though for trading purposes as well. Disir earned its name from the beliefs of the people, ones who despite being so active with industrial advances, still strongly believe in the mythological. A Disir is known to be a spirit that attaches itself to a place man made, a reflection of the people who live there.
Perhaps the least stable and largest kingdom, Gahiji is also the most recent kingdom. It is the composition of several nomadic tribes that joined together due to the threat they saw in other nations. This may not be seen as greatly true anymore, but they are still rather weary of outsiders. The people here are all very close, treating one another like family. Slowly, Gahiji has been showing an interest in other cultures and has been showing a rather large one in technology as they have little to none in their own nation. Gahiji is a name chosen for its meaning. It means “hunter or seeker”, something those in power choose as a reflection of who they are at heart.
Long ago, another nation stood in place of the now large Xifeng kingdom. As is common for a kingdom so large, there were many struggles for a stable government. The disagreements eventually turned into a civil war which after twenty years of fighting, eventually resulted in the capital burning to the ground, the signal that this nation had crumbled. Yet, through these same struggles, a greater kingdom came to take its place. Xifeng, or “flourishing phoenix”, was said kingdom. Learning from the past mistakes of those who came before them, the people here seek to maintain a peace with the other kingdoms. Despite a more pacifist nature, the military here is well trained and disciplined, second only to Ausritter.